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OF-40 main battle tank

Country of Origin: Italy


The Italian OF-40 tank was a private joint venture of Oto Melara and Fiat.

It was an attempt to break into the export market by producing a relatively simple vehicle composed of a mixture of indigenous and foreign-design components that still offered adequate firepower and mobility. The tank only entered service with the United Arab Emirates.

The OF-40 was fitted with an Italian-built variant of the widely deployed British L7 105-mm/52-caliber rifled gun in a turret with a long,...

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